Sprint Nextel to Acquire Affiliate iPCS
Today Sprint Nextel and its affiliate iPCS announced that Sprint will buy iPCS for $831 million. As part of the acquisition agreement, both parties have agreed to cease all and any litigation between them (iPCS has sued Sprint for a number of reasons, most often citing breach of contract). The deal also puts a halt to Sprint's planned divestitures of its iDEN network in regions where iPCS operates. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in late 2009 or early 2010.
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Sprint today settled a class-action lawsuit regarding its 2005 acquisition of Nextel for $131 million. Investors claim Sprint executives defrauded shareholders by inflating stock and bond prices after Sprint closed its acquisition of Nextel.
Sprint Signs Roaming Deal with Cuban Carrier
Sprint today said it has cut a roaming agreement with Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA). Sprint is the first U.S.
Sprint to Use Cox's Infrastructure for Some Backhaul
Sprint and Cox Communications today said they've agreed to work together to improve one another's businesses. Sprint plans to use Cox's broadband infrastructure to improve its macro backhaul performance, as well as to densify its wireless network through the use of small cells.
T-Mobile To Buy iWireless
T-Mobile today announced that it will become the sole owner of iWireless (Iowa Wireless), expanding T-Mobile's reach in the Iowa area. iWireless is a leading regional wireless provider serving Iowa, western Illinois, and eastern Nebraska with 103 full service company stores and authorized dealers that serve approximately 75,000 customers.
Thank God it's over!
What happens to customers in the iPCS market?
1) these stores will not close as far as we are told.
2) we will be officially branded Sprint stores. With my guess of selling ...